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Kristine Bieniek

July 8, 2021

Hero Act Standards Released

New York State Department of Labor published its Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention standards as mandated by the NY HERO Act. All industry-specific standards can be found on our website.  

The BNP recently hosted a webinar called “What Employers Need to Know About the NY HERO Act,” featuring expert advice from Barclay Damon. The presentation can be viewed here, and the slides are available here. Stay tuned for upcoming events the BNP will host to help you understand and implement these standards.  

BNP Earns Numerous Advocacy Wins in 2021 Session 

The NYS Legislature recently concluded its 2021 Legislative Session. The BNP was proud of its efforts to support legislation that would strengthen our regional economy and oppose legislation that would harm it. To learn about the many proposals on which the BNP took an active advocacy role, visit our blog 

Congressional Infrastructure Debate Rages On 

After months of debate and a press conference in which President Biden and a bipartisan coalition of Senators announced a deal, Congress is still far from a final agreement on a federal infrastructure package. There is broad support for physical infrastructure investments, but other social investments have become a sticking point.  

For a full explanation of where negotiations stand and what the final package may include, visit our blog here 

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